Press Release: Cayuga Medical Center and Family Health Network announced partnership initiative on Friday, April 6th to collaborate on clinical services, regional planning, and community outreach. This partnership will help improve access and clinical continuity for Family Health Network patients seeking specialty services at Cayuga Medical Center for cardiac, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, orthopedic services, and more. In addition, Cayuga Medical will be able to work with Family Health Network to help patients without a primary care provider locate one for ongoing quality care with Family Health Network or other Providers depending on patient choice. This initiative will also assist both organizations in managing the health of their shared patients by collaborating on care, sharing patient information, and linking in wellness services to sustain good health, and control costs. Both organizations will still continue to operate independently and engage in other projects with regional partners.
“This collaboration with the Cayuga Health System moves us further in our continuous journey to engage regional partners in providing quality, comprehensive, and accessible health care throughout the region,” said Walter Priest, President & CEP of Family Health Network of Central New York. “As our mission states, Family Health Network promotes and improves the wellness of the Central New York community through quality, affordable healthcare at multiple, convenient, state-of-the-art facilities, while supporting employees and maintaining long term viability”.
“The Cayuga Health System mission is focus on furthering the ability of its member health care organizations to honor their community-based missions by providing high-quality, patient-center care, shared John Rudd, President & CEO of Cayuga Health System. “We have a long history of collaborating with Family Health Network that spans many years. We share the same vision of providing high quality health care services to all segments of our community.”
Cayuga Medical Center provides care throughout the region with clinical services in Auburn, Cortland, Ithaca, and Watkins Glen. It is clinically linked to the University of Rochester Medical Center for neurosciences, Rochester Regional Healthy System for cardiac, Roswell Park for cancer, and Mayo Medical Laboratories for lab. Family Health Network of Central New York was established in 1972 and is a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and provides health care services to the residents of Cortland and Cayuga counties, as well as, contiguous counties of Tompkins, Madison, Chenango, Broome, and Tioga. Family Health Network is also a corporate founding member of the Care Compass Network Performing Provider System (PPS) and a founding member of the Upstate Community Health Collaborative. Both organizations are focused on the health and wellness of the communities they serve.
Source: Uniting to Advance Clinical Care for Patients, Cayuga Medical Center – April 6, 2018